From Myntra.com to Myntra App – Now #ItsPersonal

This world is changing every second, new information and ideas are being churned out at the speed of light. Some people try to keep up with this fast pace world, some decide to stay behind while some run ahead and become pioneers. And one of the examples of pioneers I came across recently is the online fashion retailer, Myntra.

They shut down their Myntra.com website services on the 15th of May, 2015 to run their business solely through the Myntra App. It is a step that has revolutionized the Indian online shopping scene. Of course if you do not stay on top of the happenings in the online world, this may have not caught your attention but is is one of the best things to have happened for online shopping enthusiasts.

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I am not lazy but having to switch on my laptop for online shopping and then clicking links to open products and look around was sometimes too much work especially since I could only do it at home. But now I can be in any corner of the world and just with my smartphone in one hand, I have access to everything I might need. And statistics given by Myntra indicate that the majority of the traffic they receive and their sales are generated through mobile. So I am guessing I am a part of the majority!

I love trying new things so obviously I downloaded the Myntra App as soon as I learned about it. I am not an App-novice (totally made up that term, I’m cool like that) so it was not totally new for me but having so many products and options in my little phone felt exciting.

And during a Myntra Quest contest held yesterday on their App, I was able to scroll through the Myntra App to get a feel of it. It was pleasing to the eye, easy to navigate through and I loved that they had still kept their style of product display – each product had a few shots to scroll and see.

Going from online to App only is a bold move and it will time a bit of time for all of us to get used to having only the App version but I am convinced that shopping through Phone Apps is every bit as exciting and productive, if not more than, shopping through online stores/websites. I experienced a couple of App crashes while peeking through it but I am sure, they will sort things out and be on to of their game. Myntra App is available for all kinds of smartphones – Windows, iPhone and Android devices!

Disclaimer: Not a sponsored/collaboration post. All opinions expressed are 100% genuine and honest, and based upon my experience.

The App for all your needs? #MyAirtelApp

Back when I was growing up, computers were owned by the elite only. We never really got to touch them and I had no idea what internet was until I passed out of high school. And too was because I had just started reading newspapers and everything was about Y2k (which turned out to be more like why 2k!) Soon our lives were filled with computers and laptops. But there is only so much a heavy device can offer so someone invented smartphones. Now we could do anything using our tiny devices. We could make a call, message, browse the internet, chat with friends online and play games. Now it is the era of apps and there are hundreds of thousands of them around. They promise to make life easier by 200% and after installing the MyAirtelApp, I couldn’t agree more!

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It was 12 years ago when I got my first cellphone. Back then cellphones were big and smartphones were still not conceived. But I got amazing service from Airtel for a long time. Good connectivity and coverage of Airtel have always been my favorite trait in their service. Many of my family members also swear by Airtel. And this app is going to increase their hold in the market. This is not the first app by Airtel, this is the new and improved version to cover all the needs of Airtel customers. I love how this App cuts the time it took to doing basic services (I am one of those people who are not a huge of having long conversations with Customer Care Executives) Of course Apps are also at your tips so you can get everything you need at the touch of the button, at your own convenience!

The Airtel App promises to do much more than just helping you do a quick online recharge. It also gives the chance to – see service usage, buy new services, cancel services, buy products, recharge DTH and also place service requests. Basically, you may not need to set your foot into the (physical) Airtel office again as the App fulfills all your needs – whether it is for mobile, data or DTH services!

Three of my favorite features of the Airtel App are:

1. I Want To.

Well don’t you love when you are searching for something online, an you get suggestions to complete the query? I usually love that feature! With the Airtel App, your regular actions so you do not need to search around!

2. Deals and Discounts.

This is a no-brainer actually, I love a good deal and getting 100% talktime, cashbacks etc. is so much fun (for me and my wallet). The mobile and data services are essential for my everyday existence and sanity so it is obvious that getting some deals on the way will be exciting! It says, shake the phone to get exclusive offers. I find that so much fun to do!

3. Secure Payments.

This might be the most important feature for me but for some reason came in third to my mind (eek!) But having the information secure and ready to be used at my convenience, is the best thing ever. I was a bit hesitant at first about doing this with apps but I trust the services I am receiving from Airtel!

So that is all I have to say for the Airtel App today. Have you started using it?

Note: The MyAirtelApp is currently available for Android devices only, the iOS version is still on its way!

The Magic of Thinking Big – A Book That Will Change Your Life!

There are books and then there are books. There are ones that speak to our soul, the ones that make us finally come out of our shells and take actions to make our dreams come true. But then there are those that give us hope and make us in believe in ourselves, and let go of all apprehensions and fears! In short books can change we are, of course it does not always happen at a subtle level, we need to accept and act on the advice. One of the books that is changing my life, note the present continuous tense, because I am referring to it daily to fully absorb the wisdom of the words contained in this book.

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The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz

Book: The Magic of Thinking Big
Author: David J. Schwartz
Pages: 340
Price: 450 INR

Buy The Magic of Thinking Big here.

I have a huge collection of inspirational books in my home and I am always in search of new ones to read. So one day I was searching for a book that changed people’s lives and a few people had mentioned this book. I ordered it on Flipkart instantly. It arrived 3 days later and I could not put it down once I started reading!

Just to tell you how much this book has impacted my life, let me tell you that I am from a middle class family, married to someone from the same class. No one has ever taught us to dream higher than what we think is possible. In fact our families are one of those who dread aiming too high to save from heartbreaks and disappointments. I also picked up the same thinking about dreams.

My belief for long time was that goals are what we set (and they should always be achievable) and dreams are what we just dream about, something that will never happen unless a miracle occurs. And yeah, I was not a huge believer in miracles either.

This book has taught me that I do anything I want. I can dream as high as I want and strive to realize them.

What a relief!

Honestly, I feel so much better knowing that nothing is off limits, even the life of my dreams. The Magic of Thinking Big was written decades ago and must have changed many lives and I am so thankful that I am one of them.

It is my pleasure to share a few gems from the book including Inspirational Quotes!

1. Believe big. The size of your success is determined by the size of you belief.

2. One may get a little sympathy but one doesn’t get respect and loyalty by being a chronic complainer.

3. The thinking that guides your intelligence is much more important than how much intelligence you may have.

4. Instead of thinking – I should have started years ago – start thinking,”I’m going to start now, my best years are ahead of me.”

5. When you believe something is impossible, your mind goes to work for you to prove why. But when you believe, really believe, something can be done, your mind goes to work for you and helps you find ways to do it.

6. Others see in us what we see in ourselves. We receive the kind of treatment we think we deserve.

7. It isn’t so much what you know when you start that matters. It’s what you learn and put to use after you open your doors that counts most.

There are many more motivational quotes in the book but I would leave that for you to read and find out. All I can say is that this of one of the books you want to buy and read if you are into inspirational, self-help, motivational books! I highly recommend “The Magic of Thinking Big – Set your goals high…then exceed them” to anyone who wants to grow by leaps and bounds in life. People who have big dreams!

Have you read “The Magic of Thinking Big”? Which are your favorite books?

Ek Nayi League!

Note: This post was written before the launch of “Indian Trading League”. I must admit, I fell short by miles in guessing what Ek Nayi League was all about. Nevertheless, it is an amazing venture!

I am a new Twitter junkie and like to follow the trending topics sometimes. Recently I came across a #EkNayiLeague. I was curious because IPL (Indian Premier League) is already going on and I thought it was going to be another Cricket related thing. I checked the origin of the event and finally landed on the Twitter page of Kapil Dev!

Kapil Dev He captained the Indian cricket team...

Kapil Dev – Captain of the Indian cricket team which won the 1983 Cricket World Cup. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have a huge respect for the man and he is one of the gentleman of Indian Cricket so I got interested in hie venture. It was so much fun to check out the website for the Ek Nayi League. I was expecting Cricket related event but after seeing a few of Kapil’s videos, I sort of got the hint that it was not related to cricket at all.

I am one of those people who do not have a lot of patience so it was a bit of a shocker that Ek Nayi League is mystery and the masses are supposed to guess what it is! Of course I HAD to make my guesses.

Kapil has mentioned some famous celebrities of the Indian Sports like Sania Mirza, Yuvraj Singh, Mahender Singh Dhoni so my best guess is that Ek Nayi league will have Indian Sports personalities. So it is definitely not just Cricket!

One of the main things that led me to believe this is not going to be a Cricket related league is that we have already heard a lot about how competitive, tiring and tight Cricket events are. World Cup just finished and of course there is so much going on in all forms of Cricket – One Day Internationals, Test matches, 20-20 etc.

Another hint I picked up from the videos on the website is that it is going to be a game of the mind. Kapil has repeatedly referred to a point – If you play with the heart, you will lose – in different ways by referring to Googly, Hit Wicket etc. which is Cricket jargon (something I am familiar with, being an avid Cricket fan).

So my first (best) guess is the Kapil Dev is going to host a show on TV which will have Indian Sport personalities playing Quiz – after all what is more appropriate for a game where you cannot use your heart? So it is definitely going to be something related to knowledge.

I have announced my guess publicly so I am hoping I am somewhat right because it will be embarrassing if it all goes in the other direction 😉 Anyhow!

I like Cricket and really admire Mr. Kapil Dev so whether this show is going to be a new Cricket league or a talk show or a quiz show, I am going to watch it! I am over the current Indian Television routine anyway and I am hoping Ek Nayi League will be a breath of fresh air!

Inspirational Quotes for May!

Inspirational quotes

Life is really different today than it was a year ago. Just this year, I and my family have went through some difficult times – one of them being losing my 3-month old niece to Cardiac Arrest. She was born with Congenital Heart Disease but we still had hopes to see that little girl grow up. She left us on 12th April and life has changed forever. Ironically, time has not stopped for us. We need to get up, force ourselves to eat and work to function properly according to the rules of the society. Right now inspiration is hard to come by. But I know with time our hearts will heal. So for this month, I am sharing a few quotes that I really like. Some of these are famous but some are hidden gems that I have found recently. Hope you enjoy reading them!

Inspirational quotes

Inspirational Quotes

If you are good by nature but people around you do not find you good, then that means that you are not expressing yourself correctly; you have not been able to fully express yourself the way you truly are.
~ H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Art of Living)

 

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
~ Anthony J. D’Angelo

 

To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward.
~ Margaret Fairless Barber

 

If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
~ John Wooden

 

Nothing will work unless you do.
~ Maya Angelou

 

When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet in his private heart no man much respects himself.
~ Mark Twain

 

One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go whether it’s guilt, anger, love, loss or betrayal. Change is never easy. We fight to hold on and we fight to let go.
~ Gautama Buddha

In case you like reading Inspirational Quotes collections, check out my Inspirational Quotes ebook! Also check out my Inspirational Quotes Collection and share your favorite quotes in the comments below!

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